“How U Doin’” by Twice
|Album / Mini-album||&Twice|
|Release Date||November 19, 2019|
|Label||Warner Music Japan|
On September 6th, 2019, JYP Entertainment announced that they would release Twice‘s second Japanese album after the 2017 first Japanese album, #Twice. The second album is titled &Twice. &Twice (pronounced “and Twice”) consists of 11 songs. This album is a J-pop and EDM genre with the title track “Fake & True”. &Twice was released by Warner Music Japan on November 19th, 2019. And a repackage was re-released on February 5th, 2020, with an additional song titled “Swing”.
One of the Twice members participated in writing the lyrics of one of the songs on the &Twice album. The member is Twice’s main rapper, Chaeyoung. Chaeyoung participated in writing lyrics and composing the music of the tenth track on the &Twice album titled “How U Doin'”.
Background of “How U Doin'”
“How U Doin'” was released on November 20th, 2019, as the tenth track of Twice’s second Japanese album. The lyrics of this song were written by one of Twice’s rappers, Chaeyoung together with Risa Horie. Not only writing lyrics, but Chaeyoung also composed the music of “How U Doin'” along with FRANTS.
The song has a cheerful melody with a beat that is neither too fast nor too slow. However, it turns out that this song is about a person who misses her ex-lover. Someone who has broken up with her boyfriend but still loves and misses her ex-lover. The meaning of the song is sad and deep but accompanied by quite cheerful music.
This song also uses repetition in the chorus section sung by Twice’s leader, Jihyo. The repeated lyrics are the song title “how u doin’, how u doin’, I’m fine, I’m fine.” The chorus section clearly describes the meaning of the song, the longing of someone for his ex-lover.
The First Time A Twice Member Is Involved In Making a Song
Before the &Twice album, none of the Twice members had ever participated in the process of making their songs. They would just sing and dance well as professional performers. But on the &Twice album, main rapper Chaeyoung participated in writing the lyrics and composing the music for the song “How U Doin'”.
This 1999-born idol became the first member of Twice to participate in the song-making process. Despite being only 20 years old at the time of the release of the album &Twice, Chaeyoung proved that she is also talented as a lyricist and composer.
“How U Doin'” Audio
“How U Doin'” isn’t that popular with non-fans. This song doesn’t have an MV, but of course, JYP released the audio for the tenth track of the &Twice album. This audio was released on Twice’s YouTube channel on November 19th, 2019, and has been heard more than 225 thousand times.
“How U Doin'” Achievements
There is no special award for the song “How U Doin'”. But the &Twice album and its songs received a positive response from fans. This is evident from the several awards that Twice have received for their second Japanese album.
&Twice managed to top the weekly charts of Billboard’s Japan Hot Albums and Japanese Albums Oricon in 2019. This album also ranked fifth on the Japanese Digital Albums Oricon Chart in the same year.